Understanding how road networks influence the spread of towns is a key goal of urban science. The digitization of one of the greatest maps ever made should help.
Image-based forgery is becoming more common not least because humans seem to be particularly vulnerable even to obvious fakes.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
A startup called MetaMind has developed a new, improved algorithm for processing language.
New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
Fears that an obscure feature coming to Apple's mobile browser will kill the ad industry appear overblown.
An automated rap-generating algorithm pushes the boundaries of machine creativity, say computer scientists.
The greatest chess players are significantly more famous than their not-so-great contemporaries, by a margin that leads to a fame-predicting formula.
Without social skills, the only way to meet a mate is by complete chance. Right? Not according to a new model that simulates the way an individual's genes can interact with the environment.
Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.